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Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise (2003)

Documentary 1h 13m

Curie, Einstein, Hiroshima, the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, protest, medical research, Chernobyl, MRI scans, Fukushima. Using only archive footage – news reports, cosmic imagery, x-ray photography, astronaut training films, etc. – Mark Cousins’ acclaimed film captures the dreams and nightmares of the atomic age, enhanced by a haunting and (at-times) thundering score by Mogwai.

Director

Mark Cousins

Language

English

Country

United Kingdom

Studio

BFI